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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 16–22.
Published: 01 June 2017
... sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and acts of torture committed in Chad from 1982 to 1990, the trial chamber delivered the most important milestone in international criminal justice in years. It was a victory for universal jurisdiction, the principle by which a state can prosecute a person...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 94–105.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 2012 World Policy Institute AFP/Getty Images London—On October 5, lawyer Martyn Day walked out the front door of London’s High Court to greet a throng of ravenous reporters gathered outside. He was there to tell them what they were hungry to hear—that the British Empire is now on trial...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (2): 82–89.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Ruth Michaelson Since Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took power in 2013, the list of Egyptians forcibly disappeared, unjustly detained, or held in pre-trial detention has grown. Journalist Ruth Michaelson explores Egypt’s pliant justice system and the geopolitics that enable the state to lock away...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 100–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) laboratory in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which specializes in old, degraded bones. This was the first time South African authorities turned to the ICMP for help with a case and then flew two experts out to testify in the trial. Legal history was made, at great...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (2): 91–100.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Daniel Fahey When Daniel Fahey visited eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as coordinator of the U.N.’s Group of Experts, he found a charismatic charlatan known as “Mr. X” under the protection of the U.N. A star witness in a murder trial, Mr. X had convinced the U.N. of his tall tales. Fahey shows...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (3): 57–64.
Published: 01 September 2013
... system. What we are doing here “is like building a cathedral,” he says. “We are building it for our great-grandchildren.” Another way to make sure trials happen is to lighten the burden on the system overall. This can be achieved by the instituting of bail to avoid having people sitting in jail while...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 31–35.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in the transformation of German society, and perhaps then he will not have died in vain. The Jalloh trials in 2007 and 2011 revealed myriad mistakes: Police were reported not to have informed the fire department that there was a person in the cell that was ablaze, so firefighters were surprised when they arrived...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 18 (4): 93–96.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in jail. The senate of trial. It is, in a sense, a retrial of General the Prague City Court had found the 85- Pika, an attempt to rectify historic wrongs, year-old man guilty of having forged evi­ like the trials of octogenarian Nazi judges dence against Gen. Heliodor Pika, who had and prison...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 32–38.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and a lawyer who has worked with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, has said transitional justice efforts help close the “impunity gap.” With only trials...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 21 (1): 60–67.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and serious problem.”3 ocal, the California oil giant, in an Ameri­ Now, for the first time in history, an can court, under the Alien Tort Claims Act. American court has shown itself willing The villagers claim the company is “vicari­ to let such a suit go to trial to consider ously liable...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 21 (2): 62–69.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to any Tutsi. on the radio, they tried to escape by car. In April 1994, more than two years At the end of the “Media” trial, which later, the Rwandan genocide erupted. Over lasted more than three years, the judges—a the following three months, in what the South African, a Sri Lankan...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (2): 34–40.
Published: 01 June 2018
... for the monumental July 22 trial in Oslo Magistrate’s Court, an appointed team of psychiatric assessors concluded that Breivik could not be held liable for his acts as he was classified as criminally insane under existing Norwegian laws. That evaluation was refuted by a second team of psychiatric assessors...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 122.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 272 73% Algeria 162 Post-Trial Namibia 144 Rwanda...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 86–92.
Published: 01 September 2016
... now, India’s jails hold more people waiting for their trials than people who have been convicted of crimes. Lengthy trials are so common that locals use the term “undertrial” as shorthand for a person who is languishing in jail but has not been convicted of any crime. A number of undertrial cases...
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World Policy Journal (2006) 23 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to execute their attack, the young men being tried for terrorist activi­ four were arrested, the film and Kalashnikov ties. The Marka military court in Amman, confiscated. Jordan, has been the scene of a number of On January 2, the four paced with other trials, and recently I observed several...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 18 (2): 71–81.
Published: 01 June 2001
... as— among nal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia other things— bearing out the promise of and Rwanda. Our action today sustains that Nuremberg, it is to the great postwar trial tradition of moral leadership.” So declared for war crimes that we may first turn. At President Clinton in signing...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 21 (3): 101–103.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Even the war’s oft-touted successes— the swift fall of Baghdad, the promise of free elections, and the projected war crimes trial of Saddam Hussein— possess, on closer scruti­ ny, a punishing downside. President George W. Bush’s repeated claim that the world is safer thanks to Operation Iraqi...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (1): 84–90.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of organizing public assemblies without permits, one count of vandalism, and three counts of refusing to sign statements to the police. The assembly charges were for allegedly organizing a forum on civil movements and democracy, staging an eight-person silent protest against detention without trial on a subway...
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World Policy Journal (2006) 23 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 March 2006
... engineer recounts being him over for transport and trial in the fed­ beaten repeatedly with two-inch thick ca­ eral court for the Southern District of New bles and threatened with electrocution while York.3 That same year, the Central Intelli­ being questioned about al-Qaeda. After his gence...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the spiritual enlightenment of one young Muslim as he undertakes the physical and emotional trials of the hajj. To our Chat Room, we’ve invited Ali Akbar Salehi, the brilliant technocrat now serving as Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, who explains his vision of Iran’s future and its relations with the world...
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